SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - SEP 5, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 Nov, 2002: Kings Head, Crystal Palace.A refreshing golden ale from this quality micro-brewery in Stoke on Trent. An amusing and appropriate name, especially as the colour is very pale - almost like ice. A glorious lemony aroma, followed by a mouthful of tantalising tangy citric fruits, a little bit like a grapefruit sorbet, quickly mellowing out into fresh water melon, finishing dry but soft and satisfying. No doubt the wheat malt softens the very bitter Galena hops, or they use Galena in combination with another hop because this wasnít a heavy dry bitterness. A very successful summer ale which is an absolute must if you spot it in your local! [3.9]
Sept, 2003: London & Rye, Catford. At last, another chance to sample Titanicís Iceberg. Itís been a year since my previous sample, during which time I have drunk several American Pale Ales and dozens of British Golden Summer Ales. None compare to this! It was a shocking delight first time round and remains shockingly delightful this time. I think it could be the subtle pale malt sweetness (rather than the sticky sweetness of APAs) underpinning the floral citric hops, or it could be the overall damn good quality that marks this one out as something special. Whatever it is, this is simply beautiful. [4.1]
Feb, 2005:Jolly Drayman, Gravesend. The SilkTork Consistency Award for Excellent Beer. Every time Iíve drunk this since Nov 2002 I have found this beer absolutely bloody splendid. A touch of sulphur this time round. Spanking! [4.8]
June, 2011Cold filtered bottle from Morrisons. Drinkable and pleasant stuff, but a lot of the character is removed by the filtering. Initially the hops over-power the beer with a very crude bitterness, and it takes a while for the balance to sort itself out and for the malt to emerge, and for some of the subtle hops flavours to come through. Itís an enjoyable drink after being allowed to settle for at least an hour in the glass, but I prefer the unfiltered cask version. [3.2]
peanutt70 (1) - - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500m Bottle. Really refreshing, I prefer this served chilled not Ice cold. very easy to drink on a warm summers evening, shame we donít get many of them!
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned at The Friendship, Fallowfield. Hazy pale gold colour with white head that lasted with full lacing. Malty aroma backed with a massive hit of citrus fruit. Flowery on the tongue to counterbalance the malty body. Very good palate and a lovely hoppy dryness to finish. Excellent summer beer.
Smallprint (61) - - OCT 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usually a big stout fan, however, this is amongst my favourite beers. Pours a hazy, light golden colour with a small white head. Initial taste of light citrus with a very, very dry and bitter after taste which lasts. Smells a little earthy and of very mild citrus.
Grzesiek79 (2350) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smaczny blond ale, leciutko mętnawe, chmielowe i goryczkowe ale. Przyjemny zapach kwiatowy oraz świeżo skoszonej trawy. Na finiszy bardzo wytrawny
JonMoore (1581) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Excellent summer ale/blonde, possibly my favourite Titanic brew. Great clear golden colour, creamy white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is hoppy. Flavour is hops and fruit. Crisp, dry, smooth and extremely drinkable. Not a complex beer, but very good nontheless.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Cask @ Croydon BF í07 Nose of sulphur, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tropical with some carbonation. Taste is malty, honey, spiced with hops to give a dry finish and a phenol/buttery aftertaste. Really enjoyable stuff!
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and poured with a medium head. Tried on a rare English summers night it went down very quickly. Some hops mixed with citrus. Refreshing, well balanced and so easy to drink.What more can you want?
RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light frothy pilsner like appearance with a very, very dry aroma and a very dry flavour with a bitter finish. Overall a good dry ale.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When it comes to golden summer ales, this must be one of the very best. Clear gold colour. Starts off with the classic fresh, flowery, US hop aroma and continues into a grapefruit zing, with tangy hops, on the palate, finishing clean and dry. Canít say I noticed the wheat specifically but the hop rush that could become harsh and astringent is sufficiently mellowed out to make for a very smooth and satisfying drink. Sure itís not the most complex beer in the world, but it certainly does the trick. Cask (handpump), Catford Beer Festival.